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2016 NORTHBROOK DAYS NETS RECORD $112,000 FUNDRAISING TOTAL

The 92nd annual Northbrook Days Festival netted more than $112,000 for the nonprofit Northbrook Civic Foundation, making it one of the most successful fundraising festivals in the event’s history.

“Northbrook Days not only brings our community together for festival fun each August, but most importantly the proceeds support our community,” said Matt Settler, president of the Northbrook Civic Foundation. “This year we benefitted from five days of picture perfect weather, delicious food from local vendors, strong beer and wine sales, excellent grand prize raffle results and an outstanding entertainment lineup. All these things combined to make this one of the most successful festivals in recent memory.”

Another contributing factor to Northbrook Days’ success this year was an influx of local businesses sponsoring and participating in the festival. They included Pinstripes’ sponsoring the bocce courts, Hot Ground Gym running an obstacle course for kids, Waterway Car Wash and many others.

“I also want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who give their precious time to make the festival possible,” Settler said.

The Northbrook Days Festival is the sole fundraising event for the Northbrook Civic Foundation, which uses the proceeds to fund need-based scholarships to college-bound students from Northbrook and grants to worthwhile community organizations.

Organizations interested in applying for grants to fund their projects should visit www.northbrookcivic.com to read more and download the Foundation Grant Requests form. The Northbrook Civic Foundation generally funds projects that require tangible assets – such as the playground at Village Green Park – or start up grants for programs or services. In recent years, grant recipients have included Heartland Animal Shelter, The Josslyn Center, Northbrook Glenview Youth Services, the Northshore Senior Center, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook Historical Society, the Northbrook Park District, Northbrook 4th of July Association and GBN Grad Night, among many others.